I am working on a sharepoint server 2013, now i create a new Web Part of type Search Content Web Part. where inside the query builder i got a drop-down menu to select a property name as follow:-
now i always have some difficulties in understanding the following:-
1- how i can see the map between the actual site columns and the property name inside the above property drop down list?
2- from my own test i can see that a single property name can reference multiple site columns even when these site columns exists inside different site collections. for example i have three site collections, and inside each site collection i have a site column name "Item Number". now when i select a property named "
ItemNumberOWSTEXT " , and define the following criteria (
i got items from different site collections which have their item number fields containing "
-T-", so in other word the
ItemNumberOWSTEXT property is actually refereeing multiple site columns from multiple site collections? so is this possible and how i can check these?
not sure how things can go crazy easily in sharepoint .. now i went to "Central administration" >> "Managed Services" >> "Search Service" >> "crawl properties"and i search for the word
number, i got these results:-
now i can not understand the following 2 points:-
1- as i mentioned before i have three site columns inside three site collections which have their internal names as follow:-
- ItemNumber - ItemNumber - Item_X0020_Number
but inside the crawl properties i got 2 crawl properties named
ows_item_x0020_number ,, so there is missing
ows_itemnumber. as i should have three crawl properties representing my three site columns .is this correct?
2- Second point. not sure what does
ows_q_txt_ItemNumber crawl property represent? As it is mapped to a manged property unlike the other properties . and inside my Content Search web part when i wrote the following inside my query
ItemNumberOWSTEXT:-T- i got results from the 3 site collections items , where these items have their "item number" contain
-T-?? so not sure what is going on !!